Compounding Technician 1

Colgate-Palmolive Co.

Burlington, NJ

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# 129280 - Burlington, New Jersey, United States

The Colgate-Palmolive Flavor Center produces and ships flavors used in Colgate Oral Care products around the world. In this position, the individual works as a team member in all aspects of the facility including flavor compounding, shipping, receiving , minor maintenance, and computer applications. They work closely with others to achieve our business objectives of safety, quality, sustainability, productivity and cost. Accountabilities of the job also include safety and quality compliance, data collection, housekeeping, problem solving, continuous improvement, and communication as part of the work team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Understanding and accountability for full compliance with safety and other EHS requirements.

  • Understanding and accountability for following all Quality and GMP standards and guidelines.

  • Material handling for shipping, receiving and production.

  • Production and packaging of flavor batches through interaction with computer driven batch making processes and SAP driven material management.

  • Adherence to shipping regulations requirements (DOT, IMDG, IATA).

  • Following SOPs and accurately maintaining all documentation.

  • Utilizing SAP to confirm in-house availability of materials for production and order fulfillment.

  • Know and understand the planned schedule to coordinate the upstream and downstream processes by working with others in planning, warehouse, receiving and vendor representatives.

  • Leverage Google Tools and Windows applications to work with others in receiving, shipping, material replenishment.

  • Active participation in continuous learning opportunities, production reviews and other plant-wide events.

  • Leverage SAP tools for Customer Orders, Production Plans and Material Orders.

  • Manage and coordinate resources and communicate plans through Google Tools and SAP.

  • Communicate with customers and vendors to support the business needs.

  • Other duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • At least 1 year prior experience in an industrial manufacturing setting.

  • Do you have strong computer skills in the following applications MS Office and Google Tools?

  • Practical experience with attention to detail, initiative, and managing multiple priorities.

  • Practical experience in problem solving, decision making, and effective communication.

  • Are you able to perform the essential physical functions of this position as they have been described in the job description either with or without an accommodation?

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical College or Vocational College certificate in a related field.

  • Experience with SAP and Wonderware applications.

Physical Requirements:

  • Lift 18 lb lance in production area up to 30 times per hour for a cumulative 2 hours per day.

  • Lift and dump crystal / powders from a 50 lb fiber drum to a tank up to 60 times a day for cumulative 2 hours per day.

  • Ability to dump raw materials into a tank requiring gripping of the container.

  • Ability to occasionally work with a vertical lifting range of 30 cm above shoulder or reach limit, up to 30 times per hour.

  • Ability to walk unlimited distances each workday on concrete floors.

  • Must have peripheral vision for forklift driving.

Key Competencies

  • Team Building/Relationship Building – The candidate must be able to maintain a good relationship with all technicians and personnel within the facility.

  • Results Oriented – Works with a sense of urgency, and persistence to deliver schedule accuracy and meet customer needs.

  • Business/Global Perspective – Understands how Burlington and their roles impact Colgate at large;

  • Consumer/Customer Focused – Knows how this role impacts Burlington customers. Champions the urgent needs of our customers with suppliers, and with the facility. Seeks to maximize customer service at the most efficient cost;

  • Planning/Priority Setting – Develops plans to support the Burlington needs and the customer needs. Proactively identifies any issues that will impact the facility’s ability to produce the expected products due to a lack of materials;

  • Communication – The candidate must have strong interpersonal and communication skills;

  • Computer Literacy – The candidate must have or be able to obtain computer skills including the use of SAP/R3, MS Office, and Google tools needed to perform the role;

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine please visit

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact [email protected] with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.